Earth Stool

by Mater


The Earth Stool is a functional and versatile stool designed by Eva Harlou for Mater. Behind the industrial and natural organic look of the stool are highly sustainable features. The seats are made from insulin pens in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, coffee bean shells from BKI coffee and waste from Carlsberg’s beer production (the spent grain, or "mask" in Danish), mixed with post-industrial plastic waste. The technique is developed in collaboration with Danish Technological Institute with support from the University of Copenhagen. The waste materials are mixed in a unique compound suitable for press moulding – a method designed to reuse companies’ resources more efficiently.

In addition to its environmental credentials, the Earth Stool also represents classic Scandinavian design with steel frames that make the bar stool elegant and timeless. This light yet sturdy stool is perfect for bars and kitchens, appropriate for both contemporary and classic design schemes and ideal for both private and contract use.

The Earth Stool is created in line with circular design thinking and the UN SDGs: “Responsible Consumption and Production” (SDGs 12), “Climate Action” (SDGs 13) and “Partnership for the Goals” (SDGs 17).

The Earth Stool is available in 2 seat heights (74 cm and 69 cm) with 2 types of seat materials: plastic waste with coffee bean waste or beer waste (mask). Please make your selection in the Seat Height and Seat Material options above.

The Earth Stool is part of a collection of sustainably produced stools in various recycled materials, in both counter and bar heights, with or without backrests.

Eva Harlou is a Danish architect who graduated from the Aarhus School of Architecture in 2003. Eva has been awarded with “Best Breakthrough Designer” by Wallpaper * Magazine in 2007, and she runs her own architectural firm in Copenhagen where she designs both buildings and furniture. She has also hosted a wide range of residential and architectural programs on television.

Mater is a Danish design brand with a strong ethical and design philosophy, working with established and new designers to create furniture, lighting and accessories characterised by the timeless elegance of Scandinavian design.  All products are made with ethically sourced materials with focus on supporting local craft traditions and minimising any adverse impact on the environment and society.

Product References
Coffee Waste Edition Seat - H 74 cm: 06042
Coffee Waste Edition Seat - H 69 cm: 06045
Mask Edition Seat - H 74 cm: 06043
Mask Edition Seat - H 69 cm: 06046

Production & Lead Time
This product is usually ready-made, please enquire for stock availability.
Products in stock will be shipped within 1-2 weeks.
Please enquire for more information.

Made in Denmark


W 37 x D 27 x H 74 x Seat H 74 / 69 cm

5 kg

Materials & Finishes
Base: steel in gun metal grey colour
- Coffee Waste Edition: Novo Nordisk insulin pens and BKI coffee shell waste
- Mask Edition: Carlsberg beer waste (mask) and industrial plastic waste

Additional Information
Product Tech Sheet
Care and Maintenance
Mater Material Catalogue

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